Martha Street Studio (Manitoba Printmakers Association Inc.) is Manitoba’s only printmaking artist-run centre, studio and gallery. It has 2,000 square feet of open studio space and a custom printing area. Another 2,000 square feet houses additional studio space, gallery, project space, archives and sales area, a small gift shop, digital suite and administrative offices. Martha Street Studio (MSS) supports artists by providing professional skills, tools, equipment and environment, which result in a diversity of programs that focus on individual goals at every stage of artistic and creative growth. MSS programs classes, short courses and workshops in response to community and professional needs. The Youth Outreach programs have been run at MSS with success since 2006. Enthusiastic and committed participants from all over the city develop skills in etching, linocut, screen print and monoprint, and further these and additional critical and printmaking skills during the self-directed INKubator program. MSS shows 5 CARFAC fee paid exhibitions per year based on an open call for submissions. MSS finds opportunities for additional programs through special project funds when appropriate, working with diverse communities and partnering with other organizations. MSS Studio Editions showcase printmaking through their ingenuity, innovation and technical excellence. MSS also offers residency exchange and other self-directed programs. MSS embraces inclusivity and open access to printmaking as an art-form and as a form of visual communication.
The summer Studio Intern will work in a dynamic team environment assisting Studio Technicians and the Digital Suite Manager in daily tasks that will include: assisting with digital print production, preparing materials for workshops and classes, assisting Studio Technicians and Volunteers with screen printing brochures, designing MSS promotional materials, distributing MSS specific posters and mailings, cleaning and organizing, and monitoring and maintaining equipment and supplies under the guidance of the Studio Manager. The Studio Intern will also work with the current archives project leader to label and organize MSS's collection of print archives through an ongoing print archives project, and will additionally work with the Professional Programming Coordinator to intake and organize artworks for the annual members exhibition showcase. The Studio Intern will develop new skills in client services, teamwork and communication. The successful candidate will have a basic knowledge of printmaking and the ability to screen print is an asset.
The Studio Intern 2019 position will begin on June 11th and run to August 10th, 2019 (with one week off during our scheduled studio summer closure) for a total of 8 weeks at 33 hours per week and from Tuesday to Saturday.
Please submit a letter of interest or cover letter, and current curriculum vitae to Kristin Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm Tuesday May 28th, 2019.
The Studio Intern position is made possible through Services Canada and Canada Summer Jobs and is funded in part by Martha Street Studio and by the government of Canada. Applicants must be between 15 and 30 years of age.
Martha Street Studio is an equal opportunity employer and encourages youth from underrepresented, LGBTQ2, new immigrant, disability and Indigenous communities to apply. It is the Manitoba Printmakers Association's policy to hire employees solely on the basis of the ability of the applicant to do the job. MPA will make every effort to provide additional adaptations and professional supports to accomplish tasks and responsibilities for successful candidates identifying specific needs and accommodations.